Market Days: Every Sunday 9am - 1pm
Location: The corner of Girard Avenue & Genter Street, on the upper playground of La Jolla Elementary School
The La Jolla Open Aire Market is one of the largest and most popular farmers markets in all of San Diego County. This market has it all:
- Farm-fresh produce and flowers
- Diverse dining adventures
- Live music
- Creative artisans
- Playgrounds and grass fields
- Community spirit
The Food Court is a place to sit and enjoy all the activity surrounding the Open Aire Market. You can also order food to take home, prolonging the pleasurable experience. Vendors provide a rich variety of cuisines from all around the globe, suited to every appetite. You can find everything from decadent sweets to heart-healthy crepes, Vietnamese chicken dishes, Mexican food, BBQ, kettle corn, waffles and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Over 40 food vendors attend to your every whim.
The Open Aire Market is proud of its fine Certified Farmers Market vendors. These are farmers certified by their counties to sell their produce directly to the public. The vendors’ ranks are full of growers who operate small family farms. Their reputation for high quality and value is second to none. There is nothing more important to the Market’s organizers than supporting local farmers and making sure attendees have access to the freshest fruits and vegetables.
The La Jolla Open Aire Market features artisans with remarkable skills. You can select among many unique items, including artwork, French linens, handmade jewelry, clothing, hats, glassware, antiques, rugs, pottery and a whole lot more.
School mom Sherry Ahern started the La Jolla Open Aire Market in 1998 on the grounds of the La Jolla Elementary School. Originally conceived as a way to raise funds for a school library, the initial market hosted only 14 farmers and one artisan. Before long, word got out and the number of vendors grew – there are now over 100 vendors who regularly appear every Sunday morning. Besides the library and librarian, the Market has been able to fund art, technology, music, a nurse, additional teachers, supplies and smaller class sizes.
The Surrounding Area
The Jewel City of La Jolla is one of the most desirable and exclusive communities in the country. It offers spectacular views of the Pacific Coast, with many large and attractive homes. Just 12 miles from downtown San Diego, visiting La Jolla is like entering a magical kingdom where only the best of the best is allowed. Whether you want world-class golfing, top schools or the finest upscale shopping, residing in La Jolla is truly San Diego real estate at its most luxurious.